Racing Action Lineup for Thistledown Racecourse
Located in North Randall, Ohio, Thistledown Racecourse is gearing up for some top class racing tomorrow with the 26th running of the Best of Ohio series, featuring five stakes for Ohio-bred thoroughbreds…
Located in North Randall, Ohio, Thistledown Racecourse is gearing up for some top class racing tomorrow with the 26th running of the Best of Ohio series, featuring five stakes for Ohio-bred thoroughbreds. In what will be Ohio's richest racing day this year, the eight-race card offers $350,000 in prize money. Among the contestants are Blazing Bling and Disappeared – two superb two-year-old fillies trained by Tim Hamm at the Blazing Meadows Stable. The two fillies have been entered in the Best of Ohio Juvenile Stakes for two-year-old fillies and colts, which carries a purse of $75,000, as well as the John W. Galbreath Stakes for two-year-old fillies – but Hamm has reportedly not yet decided which filly will compete in the all-fillies race and which will compete against the colts. Both races are run over a distance of 1 1/16 miles.
The best of Ohio Endurance for three-year-olds and up, run over 1 1/4 miles, has Eyes Super Freaky as the favorite in the field of eleven. The three-year-old has won his last three races which included the Cleveland Gold Cup at 1 1/8 miles and the Governor's Buckeye cup at 1 ¼ miles and has a record of 4-2-2 from eleven starts. The colt is trained by Gary King and will have jockey Luis A. Gonzalez on board. Eyes Super Freaky's main challengers are likely to be Raise the Reward and Bold Captain.
The $75,000 Best of Ohio Distaff, covering a distance of 1 1/8 miles, has a field of 13 fillies and mares competing, with Startin Something as one of the favorites to win. The Timothy Hamm-trained four-year-old filly has earnings of $336,495, and her wins include the Rose DeBartolo Memorial, the Angenora Stakes and Theodore F. Classen Memorial. De Shawn Parker will be riding Startin Something, as well as Blazing Bling and Disappeared. Multiple stakes winner Aggressive Elegance is thought to be Startin Something's most serious challenger.
The six-furlong, $50,000 Best of Ohio Sprint has a field of seven, including Sneak a Cold Treat, the winner of last year's race. Trained by Jeff Radosevich, Sneak a Cold Treat will be ridden by Scott Spieth. Reggies Cat and Royal Nemesis are slated as Sneak a Cold Treat's top opponents. Enjoy a day at the races at Thistledown Racecourse.